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the gravy train by tapering off the stimulus it stumps into the economy, sometime in the near future. he hasn't even announced it yet. i want to get to felicia taylor at the new york stock exchange. explain what happened there to trigger the second day of selloffs. >> the debate has begun as to when that tapering, that slight pullback, and i do mean slight. he's not taking all of the stimulus out of the market at once. traders discussing whether or not it's going to happen in the next month or possibly 2014, what that does to the market. we were down about 380 points before the closing bell. so we have come back a little bit and that is a good sign. but some traders say these kind of selloffs could continue because the debate is going to continue. but what we've really got to focus on is the economy. are we seeing enough positive signs in the economy? so far it's a very mixed picture for the federal reserve to feel confident enough to begin that slow tapering down. the answer is not really. they need at least three monies of positive economic news for him to begin that stimulus pullback.
that is something that is likely. you would have to see something happening much bigger in the overall economy. i do not think it is likely. >> during the recession, new home construction dropped by roughly half. now, thanks to supply and demand, we are starting to see what could be a very robust housing market. a great deal will depend on the broader economy. connell: david, thank you. david lee miller four us in the newsroom. great story. dagen: new regulations could create a labor shortage in that industry. connell: added to my long-standing theory. nevermind. twitter founder jack dorsey teaching small business leaders how to harness attention in social media. he sat down with our friend, peter barnes. talking about rates all day long. dagen: hello. connell: hey, how's it going? dagen: that is a big move. connell: exactly.% a big move from where we were. we will be right back with more "barkett now." ♪ i want to be prepared for the long haul. ishares minimum volatility etfs. foa smoother ride. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackr
the obama economy? this is "special report." good evening, i am chris wallace in for bret baier. investors and traders on wall street are breathing a sigh of relief, thanks to a break from two rough selloff days in the financial markets. chief white house correspondent ed henry reports there's one man that remains on the hot seat, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. >> reporter: after two days of market melt downs and high anxiety about 401(k)s plunging again, the last thing president obama or his aides wanted to do today was try to decipher the words of the fed chairman, ben bernanke. >> how is the white house sorting out what he said? >> here is what i have to say about the markets and the fed chairman and fed policy. >> reporter: nothing to say. probably smart because the market settled today, with modest gains for the dow and s&p 500 and a small drop for nasdaq, after a two day global selloff for stocks, bonds, and commodities, sparked by a massive credit crunch in china, refusal by communist leaders to intervene by pumping cash into the system, coupled with bernanke's comment that
sweet. >>> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke has a little more positive view of the u.s. economy. but that sent markets tumbling. cnbc's andrew ross sorkin, my friend. >> hey, my man. how are you? >> i'm doing well. >> great to see you. >> congratulations, by the way. i'm probably two or three weeks late here, but it's -- it's been probably more than that but marv tlous watch you every morning. >> i know you miss me. we need to know why the stock market tumbles so strongly when mr. bernanke says we might stop something in the future but nothing is happening right now. >> because we've indicated for the first real time that we are taking the drugs away from the patient. that's what's happened here. this is all about whether we can handle it. it's sort of -- it's kind of like antibiotics. you are supposed to take them to a certain point and then stop taking them before they finally kick in and start to work. it's hard to gauge when you are supposed to stop with the medicine. and that's really the question right now. the market clearly feels that the economy isn't out of the woods y
-- pumping billions and billions of dollars into the economy. is it possible that we have gone from a tech bubble to a housing bubble to a fed bubble? >> it's absolutely a risk. the real question is is this easing? all this billions and billions of dollars, trillions of dollars really of dollars the federal reserve has printed and pumped into the economy. have they created a real enduring economic expansion? can housing exist? can housing keep recovering even without ultra-cheap money? can the housing market keep rising without ultra-cheap money? can housing growth continue? that's the bet that ben bernanke has been making the past couple of years. the question is is the debt going to pay off, or will we be right back in this mess we were five years ago? >> isn't the case when former chairman allen greenspan greens retired, he was pummeled because of the housing bubble. isn't it the case, since greenspan left, we've become more liberal with our monetary supply as far as pumping more money into the monetary supply. money has been basically free for investors and businesses for the past seve
economies in terms of -- because they need europe to be able to take their stuff. watch for china -- i don't know who's really running that country, but i can tell you this, their deceleration in economics is just incredible. it's not bringing us down. >> china may go down below 7%, 6% growth this err year. we are right now the tallest building in elmira, new york. >> it's the shung kamao bank. >> how do you know about elmira, new york? >> i come to play. >> you do come to play. we may be the tallest building in elmira, new york, but people keep buying the dollar. what are you going to do? go to europe? go to china? they're all train wrecks wait to go happen. >> you can't feed china. that's a big issue. 700,000 recespiratory deaths la year. let's go to john meacham. speaking of smoking, he smokes way too much. john, you look at europe, the g-8, they were all lecturing president obama three years ago. sarkozy, where is he now? who knows? he's probably staying at your place in the south of france. >> oh, no, unh-unh. >> but united states is in this strange position of just sort of crawling a
as the economy continues to improve. but as cnbc's maria bartiromo points out, there may be a silver lining. >> every time we've seen a sell-off of 5%, a lot of people were expecting a correction of 5%. each time we've seen that, that selling has been met by buyers. they call it the so-called buy on the dip mentality. >> nbc's tracie potts has details, including what this means for homeowners. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. here's how you connect what's going on on wall street with the average american. when the fed says we're going to pull some of our support because the economy's doing better, that means interest rates may go up. if you're buying a car or sending a kid to college or, as you note, if you're buying a home. the housing market has been doing pretty well. take a look at the may numbers. 5 million homes sold in the month of may. that's up 4% from a month earlier. up almost 13% from a year earlier. the median home sale price right now for existing homes is $208,000. that's up 15% year over year. in fact, we've seen double-digit increases for six months i
was, were they propping up the economy and stock market or can it fly on its own? that what we'll wait and see. if i'm a retail investor with a 401(k), hold tight, see what happens. it will be volatile for weeks, probably months at this point while the fed figures out how to get the stimulus out. ultimately, it will shake out to a normalized level. the underlying economy is good so i'd freak out a little bit, but ultimately just wait. >> we want to have the economy stand on its own two feet, but that's the thing here. 401(k) investors, they're not active traders, and the people trading here are probably booking profits from this huge run-up we've had. >> yeah. what it is is a very professional market right now, and you've got traders who love volatility, cashing in on this. we had a pretty tepid market for a while, wasn't a lot of daily motion, and then the fed said we're going to pull out stimulus and you've got big swings up and down. we could pop back up today, so this is a professional trader's market, not for the amateur, mom-and-pop investor. best thing is to wait it out at this
, dana, you would think maybe he would talk about the global economy because, you know, germany's still very much struggling with its economy. it's so much tied to the united states. why not talk about that? >> well, it's hard to imagine it's not going to be at a least implicit in his speech. but one of the things that people may not know about president obama is that when he was here in the capital, when he was senator obama, that issue, the nuclear issue, was something on the top of his priority list. in fact, when he was campaigning in 2008 and making the point when he got to the general election that he could work across the aisle with republicans. one of the examples he could give is working with former indiana republican on the nuclear issue. that they even traveled together on it. this is actually something, he wasn't here very long as a senator. he didn't even finish his first term, but this is something when he was here briefly he did focus on. the other quick thing i want to point out, gloria talking about the big crowd of 2008 and the much smaller crowd here now that he's pre
's not because of gas prices. aaa cites instead the sluggish economy and says people are just taking less time off. >>> microsoft reverses course on its new xbox one game console. users will now be able to play games offline without having to be connected to the internet. thaibl able to lend and sell used games. the xbox one goes on sale for $499. >>> and there could be more red arrows today on wall street after markets got slammed wednesday following comments by ben bernanke that the federal reserve may soon start scaling back its economic stimulus programs. if the economy keeps improving. but bernanke says that doesn't mean an interest rate hike is imminent. richard, back to you. >> kayla, thank you. >>> the country's second largest school system plans to order ipads for every student. the los angeles board of education approved a $30 million multi-year purchase. the first order, 31,000 ipads. the district has some 640,000 students, grades k through 12. the names george zimmer may not ring a bell but this ad certainly will. >> you're going to like the way you look. i guarantee it. >> zimmer
.s. economy, but there would be a road map for when they would stop doing that. the u.s. economy was strong enough to get on its own two feet and unemployment rate got back 7%. take their foot off the accelerator is the way the fed chief put it. overnight, world markets started to react saying all the markets that had benefitted from the big flood of fed money into the world economy and all markets having a pull back to what would be the reality when the fed is not in the game. you see the dow down about 69 points right now and down 72. we'll continue to watch. we have seen triple-digit declines the last six or seven days in a row, carol. >> then it goes right back up. such a weird thing. >> very volatile and i'll let you know how this is playing out and whether they can absorb it all right today. >> thank you, christine. >>> other stories we're covering this morning. senate negotiators are expected to announce a deal today on an immigration reform bill that would increase border security as cnn first reported yesterday. the plan would double the number of patrol officers from the current l
national security but invests in the economy. it's more about who we are. i'm very hopeful. >> senators get back to work on capitol hill behind me in this 15 minutes. we expect to hear from senator reid. back to you. >> joe biden is one in the immigration leading the charge for this. >> it's time to provide a fair, reformed unfettered pass to citizenship for $11 million undocumented immigrants. >> he spoke at a awards banquet in las vegas and says this is part of the future of america. >>> and san francisco state senator leland yee will hold a news conference in support of immigration reform. he will unveil a measure that pardons 11 million immigrants and branses them similar immigration rights as same-sex couples. >>> a new volunteer center has been launched for sierra lamar. they've moved to central high school. it used to be at burnett elementary. sierra's father, steve, made the move will allow volunteers to rico -- refocus on finding her. now, antolin garcia-torres has been charged with her murder. >>> a shooting happened about 10:00 at 6th and natoma. the victim was shot twice but is
they may buy back bonds later this year because the economy in their view could be improving. this has all kinds of implications especially for interest rates. they kept artificially low fuelling the rebound of real estate prices for instance they helped fuel the slow recovery. >> i think the market is saying the fed believes this economy to be stronger than we do. but we don't believe you that if you take away the stimulus this economy won't be able to stand on its own two feet. until we see otherwise we are going to be concerned that this low trajectory economy can be at risk of dangerous down draft. >> we knew it would impact sometime that the fed would have to dial back on the bond buying spree 85 billion a month taking the foot off the it was pedal. the food news these can lead to buying opportunities. may be something of a rebound today. dow futures are up. >> doug luzader live in washington, thank you. >> it is the first day of summer and we are kicking it off with extreme weather. >> maria molina is in our weather center tracking heavy rains in parts of the country. hi maria. >> go
: investors say the storm is, in part, because of some good news about the economy. last month, employers added 175,000 new jobs with unemployment expected to fall below 7% next year. existing home sales are also picking up, posting their best month in 3 1/2 years. but recovery from recession mean he is the federal reserve could pull back on its stimulus pro, which has pumped billions into the system to help drive growth. >> our economy is getting better and now it's time for us to see how we can do it on our own. >> reporter: potential shift by the fed has shaken some investors who feared the economy is not as strong as it seems. some also worry record low interest rates could disappear. already, mortgage rates have climbed above 4% for the first time in a year. market watchers say the volatile week is a sign of coming deterrence with the new reality. >> once we get through that period, i think we are going to realize that we are going to be okay and things will get back to normal. >> reporter: now, financial advisers say the best advice for average investors not to panic, to stick it ou
. >>> how would you grade the economy? if you don't have a job you might give it an f. if you're in the stock market you might get it an a. what do the financial experts think? we'll find out. cnn's christine romans this week, smart is the new rich. >> summer is here and stocks are in turmoil after a 13% gain this year. unemployment is still too high. investors are making a fortune in housing but nearly 10 million people owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth. there are a rash of statistics to measure this recovery. let's look at this way and give it a good old fashioned letter grade starting with a man whose firm manages $2 trillion. >> i would give the economy a b to a b plus. it is getting better but not fast enough. >> reporter: he buys and sells bonds. these guys are real estate tycoons. >> i'd say it's a c plus rnkts what do you think, mort? >> c plus. >> reporter: here is a harvard professor. >> i think b plus at this point. we should be creating way, way more jobs. >> reporter: the view from the stock market? >> i think b minus. the economy has held up wel
about the economy. last month, employers added 175,000 new jobs, with unemployment expected to fall below 7% next year. existing home sales are also picking up, posting their best month in 3 1/2 years. but recovery from recession, means the federal reserve could pull back on its stimulus program, which has pumped billions into the system to help drive growth. >> our economy is getting better. and now, it's time to see how we can do it on our own. >> reporter: the potential shift by the fed has shaken some investors, who fear the economy is not as strong as it seems. some worry that record-low interest rates could disappear. already mortgage rates have climbed above 4% for the first time in a year. market watchers say the volatile week is a sign of coming to terms with the new reality. >> once we get through that period, i think we're going to realize that we're going to be okay and things are going to get back to normal. >> reporter: financial advisers say the best advice for average investors is not to panic, to stick it out. they know overall the dow is still up more than 10% this
into the economy each month. >> gradually reducing the pace of purchases. >> reporter: the second, overnight thursday bad news from china. manufacturing production fell. the economy isn't growing as fast as it had been. the pros say this was bound to happen after months of gains and record highs. in fact, the fed pulling back is a sign the economy is getting better. >> there's no fear or panic going on. we know it's going to be a nice, slow, orderly process to see if our economy can stand on its own again. >> stocks were only part of the bad news. a metal meltdown. gold, the filter is dropping like a rock, losing a quarter of the value this year. don't be afraid to peek at your 401(k). after yesterday's dramatic drop, the dow was up 12.5% this year. >> everything was moving yesterday. interest rates on treasury bonds hit a two-year high. higher mortgage rates, higher car payments could be around the corner. don't despair. stock futures in the u.s. are up a little bit so far. we'll keep monitoring it. >> you used a swear word before we went on air. >> i did. i said darn, that was a horrible d
are a bit higher as a sign the overall economy is strong and these are good things. i would think that would be good for the market and investors. >> reporter: ben bernanke is talking about a growth rate of 2.5%. and he's not talking about a flood of new jobs coming into the economy tither. he's got to quit the printing money at some point. he's hinting he will do it soon but he's not leaving a strong underlying economy underneath it. that's why to some degree you have got the selloff in the stock market. martha: an all female jury will decide if george zirmman committed murder when he shot and killed teenager trayvon martin. today we expect we'll hear whether a potentially critical piece of evidence will be admissible during this trial. phil keating is live in miami. this hearing focuses on that 911 call we heard so much. in that call we hear the gunshot, right? >> right. this is potentially decisive expert testimony money that can persuade this jury to go guilty or not guilty. whether it's george zimmerman's voice or trayvon martin's voice screaming in the audio tape. even saying quote, i'
within the economy. you point out that highs in his -- house is a primary beneficiary. the fed is as responsible for managing as they are for anything else. to the extent that they're looking to manage the bubble that has formed, whether it be equities, the form of stocks, housing, absolutely. this is part and parcel with the context for the fed is basically saying at some point we're going to have to pull the punch bowl away from the party. it looks like sooner than later, and this speaks to that. ashley: from an investor's point of view given the volatility in stopping this, you expected will continue through the summer, what can you do as an investor to play in this environment? >> in this type of environment you want to manage risk. that is the first quarter of the day. you want exposure. and if you have the decisions that you feel compelled and meet your objectives, you can hold on to them and hopefully there are dividend payers and certainly they have a very consistent track record in terms of equity performance and driving revenue top and bottom line growth. expose yours
of money they're pumping into the economy each month. >> we will ease the pressure on the accelerator by gradually reducing the pace of purchases. >> reporter: the second, overnight thursday, bad news from china. manufacturing production fell for the first time in eight months. a sign that one of the world's most powerful economies isn't growing as fast as it had been. the pros on wall street say this was bound to happen after months of gains and record highs. and in fact, the fed pulling back might be a good sign that the economy's getting better. >> there is no fear. there is no panic that's going on. but i think we do know that it's going to be a nice slow, orderly process to see if our economy can stand on its own again. >> reporter: that doesn't make yesterday any prettier, and stocks were only part of it. a metal meltdown. 2 1/2-year lows for gold and silver. gold, the shelter from the storm in the recession, is dropping like a rock, losing a quarter of its value to far this year. don't be too afraid to peek at your 401(k). even after yesterday's dramatic drop, the dow was up mo
the feds will pull back as the economy improves and he says it's getting better slowly. >> overall the committee believes the downside risks diminished but we continue toomd risks as they evolve. >> the federal reserve updated projections predicting growth this year 2.3 to 2.6%, slightedly worse than the march prediction calling for the economy to grow 2.8%. the unemployment rate between 7.2 and 7.3% is better than march forecast when predicting 7.5%. the fed expects unemployment to fall to 6.5% next year. >> shepard: men's warehouse stock took a dive following word the company fired george zimmer. >> by one get one free on almost everybody, including the modern fit suits. you're going to like the way you look, i guarantee it. >> zimmer had been a fixture in men's warehouse commercials for years delivering his signature catchphrase. the company didn't indicate why they fired him but it was done the same day as the annual shareholders meeting. the men's warehouse reports it postponed the meeting to renominate its board of directors without him. watch this space. the nsa set to tall
scaling back later in the year. if the economy continues to improve. peter barnes with the news live in washington. that's a stupid reaction, peter. >> well, shep, the feds said that it could be getting ready to scale back the easy money policies that wall street really likes. it's been using them for the last five years to help keep the economic recovery going after the great recession. and for starters, it said it could slow its controversial 2.5 trillion-dollar bond buying program known as quantitative easing. basically printing new money. qe has helped keep interest rates low foruto loans business ratings. the feds said it could start buying fewer bonds if the economy gets better and that unemployment rate keeps falling and then maybe it could stop qe all together next year if the rate gets close to 7%. >> the 7, 6.5, these are guide posts that tell you how we are going to be shifting the mix of our tools as we try to land is ship on a, you know, on a smooth -- in a smooth way into the -- unto the aircraft carrier. >> so just the idea that easy money could be ending soon, spooked
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to take his foot off the gas pedal no energy left for the economy. interest rates will rise, scenario that is horrible for american families. people are fareful of what happens when bernanke backs out, the federal reserves stops supporting the market. >> what they're doing is, quantitative easing is printing of money, putting more money in the economy, and the government spends a lot more money and allows the private sector to get its legs back under it. the government takes over when the people can't, and then when the private sector gets its legs under it, the government backs off. hasn't happened. >> the feds have been trying to push interest rates down and stimulate borrowing and lending. the fed has kept saying, okay, we acknowledge we're sort of printing money but we think weeing pull that money back when the time comes. and that's not the issue. the hirsh here, number one, this is a market overreaction to what bernanke, the chairman of the fed, actually said yesterday. he did not say we're going to stop this program. he didn't even -- the program didn't even change. these were
legally while bringing relief to a struggling economy. >> this bipartisan common sense bill will help the middle class grow our economy and shrink our deficits by making sure that every workinger in america practice plays by the same rules and pays taxes. >> senators introduced a bill that would bolster border security. the measure includes 700 miles of fencing along the u.s.-mexico border with the addition of tens of thousands of border agents. it also enforces a nationwide everify system and needs to be in place before illegal immigrants can apply for green cards. with all the support it has, there is still no guarantee this will fly through the senate before the fourth of july recess. >> this current bill is a mess. it is repeating the same failed pattern we saw in 1986. today instead of 3 million people, we're dealing with 11 million people who are here illegally. and what congress is saying is the exact same deal, which is legalization first and then they're promising maybe some day in the future the border will be security. >> senate leaders took a crucial test vote on this plan
is because ben bernanke said we might taper back from this printing. >> we might end it if the economy gets better. i don't believe they're really going to do this. >> steve: you don't? >> no. i don't think ben bernanke will be replaced by janet yellen who is into printing money. i think they will not allow the obama economy to rest on its own. they will keep printing money to keep this feeble economy. if you stop printing money, then all the impact of obamacare, higher taxes, all the regulations that this president has imposed, those chickens come home to roost and forget about the 3% growth. we'll have 1% growth if we're lucky. >> steve: we probably have 3% growth because of this printing of the money. >> right. >> steve: i know you don't think it will happen any time soon. but if it did happen next month what, would happen? >> if he stopped printing money next month, the market would go down to 12,000. i've been on tho thank show and i said if he keeps printing money, there is no stopping it. >> steve: you say 20,000? >> if he keeps printing, dow 20,000 in the next couple years is feasib
-thirds of americans rate the current economy as before. the poll also indicates a positive trend: the number of those who rate the economy as good as ground steadily since the end of last year-up nearly 10% from last december. overall, optimism that the economy will improve is split almost down the metal. 50 percent predict they will be better off a year from now, 49 percent say things will get worse. >> if you think about starting a business, calif. just might be the state for you. according to the kaufman index of entrepreneurial activity and a list of 10 states saw more start of activity than anywhere else nationwide. here is a look of the top 5- montana, vermont, new mexico, alaska, and mississippi. coming in at no. 6 is california. in 2012, the state had a starting rate of 410 per 100,000 adults. the coffin index says that california has major advantages including a strong talent base, an estimatestablished network of venture-capital, a big consumer market, and top not to private and state research schools. a government analyst says the merger of american airlines and u.s. airways would reduce c
program. after a two-day policy meeting wednesday the fed updated the outlook for the economy and bernanke said that's why the fed will most likely slow down its stimulus program. >> the committee currently anticipates it would be appropriate to moderate the monthly purchases later this year and if the subsequent data remain broadly aligned with current expectations for the economy, we would continue to dries the pace of purchases in measured steps through the first half of next year, ending purchases around mid-year. >> bernanke also expects the unemployment rate to fall to 6.8% by the end of 2014. on wall street bernanke's words spooked investors. the dow dropped 206 points and the nasdaq fell 31 points. >>> tokyo's nikkei dropped nearly 2%. hong kong's hang seng lost nearly 3%. >>> well, the irs is caught in another controversy. the agency says it's has to pay $70 million in union bonuses. some republicans want the irs to follow a white house directive and cancel them. in april the obama administration ordered all agencies to stop handing out bonuses bought of automatic spending cuts. >
but it's not because of gas prices. aaa says the sluggish economy and people are taking less time off. >>> microsoft is reversing course now on its new xbox one game console. users will be able to play games offline without having to be connected to the internet at all. they'll also be able to lend and sell used games. it goes on sale this fall for $499. in the market, stock futures are lower after they got slammed wednesday following comments by ben bernanke that the federal reserve may soon start scaling back its economic stimulus programs. that's if the economy keeps impruchg bernanke says that doesn't mean an interest rate hike is imminent. we will, though, be watching the markets all day today. >>> homeowners can expect to pay a little less to keep the ac on this summer. according to the u.s. energy information administration, milder weather is predicted for the summer to help give some relief to those power bills. the average homeowner can expect to pay about $395 for june, july and august. >>> the second largest school system in the country plans to order ipads for every studen
relentlessly pumping into the economy. >> based on its review of recent economic and financial developments, we see the economy starting to go at a greater pace. >> in the world of the federal reserve thatasses for tony soprano-style drama. stewart varney, the anchor of varney and company. explain what ben bernanke said and why it got such a reaction. >> reporter: ben bernanke threatened to take away the biggest economic stimulus program we have got going for us right now. at the moment ben is printing a trillion dollars a year. he's threatening to reduce that to zero as the mid of next year. the immediate result is bad news for homeowners because interest rates are going up. home buyers. it will be tough to get a reasonably priced mortgage. and your 401k goes down. president obama is stuck. this stimulus has been taken away. he's got obama-care which has been labeled a train wreck. ben is likely to take away a very good stimulus program. martha: we will final out if this improving economy is a emperor with no clothes. what is that going to mean for everybody out there? >> you are asking the qu
. the president's approval rating on the economy in this poll is 42 approve, 57 disapprove, and as you know a lot of young people are getting out of school and not being able to find a job, and a large number of kids who get out of college are moving back in with their families. i think this is more than just nsa, it may be the economy, it may be the overall perception of the president. the other interesting note in the poll was that for the first time he was viewed by the american people as not honest and trustworthy. 49% said that phrase applies to him. 50% says it does not a my to him. that could be another thing, because young people had such -- he was such an aspirational figure to younger voters and younger americans and if there is agreeing perception that he's not shooting straight with him, that he's not honest and trustworthy that could be very close not only among young people but among all voters. jon: isn't that perhaps the bigger problem i mean for him? because it's one thing to have your job approval rating kind of bounce up and down, but once you are perceived as not necessarily t
pumping into the economy to lower interest rates, encourage borrowing and improve the labor and housing market. when he mentioned that investors knew it couldn't go on forever. hearing it caused a knee-jerk reaction. they thought he's not quitting cold turkey. unemployment needs to improve a little bit more and needs to be more growth in the economy. >> you talked about interest rates. that's a major concern for people, not just when it comes to mortgages, but student loans as well. >> everything you do is tied to the interest rate whether you like it or not. whether you have an existing loan or taking out a new loan. if you have a variable rate those could go up in the near term. they change with the market. if you have a fixed rate loan it stays the same. if you are taking on a new loan make sure you look closely at your mortgage. new mortgages, they also move with the market. we are seeing a 30-year fixed at nearly 40%. it's climbing. if you want take out a new mortgage, it's narrowing. credit cards, student loans, auto loans, other types of debt are tied to the f
changes to make there, but the really big news on the economy came yesterday. obviously, with ben bernanke. >> joining me is former treasury official and analyst steve rattner. also, we have new york times reporter jeremy peters. good to have you both onboard. we'll start with ben bernanke. he expressed confidence in the nation's economic growth yesterday saying the fed will start to rein in its stimulus program later this year. bernanke laid out the federal reserves plan, which includes tapering off its multibillion bond-buying program until the unemployment rate drops to 7%. the fed expects that to happy the middle of next year. >> that's great news, right? >> in some way. >> so that's the good news. what bad news could there be from that, steve rattner. >> i think we'll find out. >> the fed will also hold off on raising interest rates keeping them to near zero until unemployment falls to 6.5%. as for wall street's response, this may be where things change. the markets took a dive as soon as bernanke started speaking. by 3:05 the dow fell 140 points closing the day down more than 200, st
year and they're concerned what the fed is going to do when they stop supporting the economy probably some time into next year. you'll see this gut check where people are taking money off the table. >> christine romans reporting live from new york city, thank you. >>> six women, six women, just women would decide the fate of george zimmerman and remember race could be a key factor to this case. five of thez women jurors are white. one is described as hispanic or black. opening statements now set for monday. also, today the judge will rule on a controversial voice analysis of the screams heard on this 911 call. >> does he loohurt to you? >> i can't see him. i don't want to go out there. i don't know what's going on. >> do you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> all right. what is your -- >> all right, you heard the screams in the background. the prosecution wants to show it was trayvon martin's voice. if so, that could hurt zimmerman's self-defense claim in shooting zimmerma eme eme em was unarm aed. >>> also new information this morning in the sudden death of james gandolfini. hotel s
this year because the economy is improving. it could also mark the beginning of the end of historically low interest rates. right now the dow is down. you see it on your screen, 227 points after falling 206 points yesterday. cnbc's kayla joins us live. kayla, the residuals still from bernanke's speech? >> tamara, i think we're going to be feeling the reverberations from that for a long time. all three averages are down 1.5%. you have gold which investors go to when they sell out of stocks. gold is down, too. you have bonds down also and the interest rates on those bonds are spiking. the ten year treasury is at a yield that it hasn't seen in nearly two years. stocks for their part have retreated. they've lost basically everything they've made in the last two months. you've mentioned it. it's somewhat ironic. a normal observer would say why is everything sell off because chairman bernanke said the market was doing better? there were all of these green chutes and signs up. there was an unprecedented amount by the federal reserve buying bonds, initiating pra ms to help stimulate the economy, an
into the economy. the more money you have, the cheaper it is to borrow. all of this goes away at some point, probably next year. we expect another rough day on the markets today. if it's any consolation, john, we're starting to see the real value of the american sock markets and american companies, not the fake value we've been seeing for so long propped up by that extra cash. >>> 6:31 right now. dozens of men and women arrested in santa clara's biggest gang bust in history will be back in court. the allege ld members of the nuestra familia gang will be in a san jose courtroom for bail hearings. some could enter their pleas. ma first court appears last week, facing a variety of charges including robbery, drug sales and murder. >>> this morning the oakland police department will introduce the city's five district commanders. earlier this year the police department began implementing its neighborhood policing plan. part of that plan was to put captains and lieutenants in charge of five police districts that together make up the entire city of oakland. today the leaders will discuss crime prod
or not the economy will be strong enough for that to happen and the st. louis fed president james bullard who dissented against talking about signalling a bond tapering said that it may have been premature to talk about that when the fed in the process was trimming back its own economic forecast for 2013. but the market has stabilized a bit today but certainly if we're going to see volatility continue for some time until the fed does say exactly when it will make that bond move. let's take a quick look at the market right now. the dow is up by 64 points. it's been back and forward today. nasdaq is still down by 10 on pressure from oracle's weaker- than-expected earnings. the s&p up by 6 points right now. michelle, we'll take that right now. >> yeah, we will. kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks, thank you. >>> in other economic news california's latest employment numbers show more people are heading to work every day. the state's unemployment rate fell to 8.6% last month. that's the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9%. california's jobless rate is sti
be shifted to china that pushes them under 50. we know that obama care is a drag on the economy, been a train wreck, drag on economy, and we need jobs, don't need people cutting back on hours. >> let me tell you something about the medical device. a lot of democrats want to rescind that medical device. a lot of medical device manufacturers are in their jurisdiction. if they real estate the law in the beginning, they have to be back pedaling. it's my rub that nobody bothers to read the statutes, just votes yes. >> this was passed in the middle of the night, passed in a hurry, not ready for prime time. the medical device tax, trying to get money everywhere they can to expand medicaid, including a 10% excise tax on tanning salons. >> thank you very much. >>> is it the new cold war? president obama with a frosty reception in germany. >>> what ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] just when you thought you had experienced performance, a new ride comes along and changes everything. ♪ the 2013 lexus gs, with a dynamically tuned suspension and adjustable drive modes. because the ultimate expre
on the powerful stimulus that they have been adjusting the economy with. >> the committee anticipates it would be appropriate to moderate the monthly pace of purchases later this year. broadly aligned with current expectations of the economy we would continue to reduce the pace of purchases in measured steps ending purchases around mid year. >> explicitly ending the bond buying program around the middle of next year. that would come -- after that the subsequent hieblg in interest rates that's expected in 2015. that is what has people nervous. >> stocks reacting badly. >> take a look at the dow. the dow tumbled 206 points at the closing bell. we saw bond yields rise. topping 2.3 percent of the highest in 15 months. the worst performing stocks yesterday were those that trade similar to bonds like telecom as well as utilities. >> hopefully we will see a bounce back. f futures are looking terrible. asian stock selling off europe is lower. future is here for the dow. 91 points. >> thanks debbie downer, lauren simonetti. >> when interest rates go up people who save money will make money. >> true. th
's the existence and the possibility that the market is getting better. that's not a bad thing. we want the economy to get better. the problem is, is that the quantitative easing has at some point got to go away. >> what they call the stimulus. kr yeah. winding down on that. >>> two big stories. of course, you see the dow which has to deal with your wallet. then the story people have been following here for a year now. just a little bit more information before we go to break here. as i said, jury has been selected in the george zimmerman trial. just to tell you about this jury, it's a six-person jury to hear the case of george zimmerman. it's been chosen. it consists of six women, we are told. there are no men. no men on this jury. four of them are white, one is black. the race of the only woman -- the race of the one lady is unknown. we're not exactly sure what it is. again, four white, one black. i'm not exactly sure of one. four alternates being chosen right now. more on this developing story when we come right back. i don'without goingcisions to angie's list first. with angie's list, i know who
said was that if the economy continues to grow at the pace that it is he may start trimming that bond-buying program by the end of the year. not that he's going to stop it all together. not that they're going to sell their enormous balance sheet. nothing like that. they just may start trimming it. that sent the market absolutely reeling. and it shows you that this unprecedented program that has been started by ben bernanke, the dismount from this, isn't going to be pretty. >> let's look at this a different way. if bernanke is talking about easing off the stimulus even a little bit, d ton that mean the economy is improving? isn't there some good news here? >> it's true. it does mean that. but if you look around the funds are better but they're not that strong. we got some jobs numbers today that were pretty good, some housing numbers, existing home sales that were good. but the problem is that as he gets out, people sell bonds, interest rates go up, that will hurt the housing market because that's been one of the main things that has helped housing rebound is this this idea you could b
'll always know where she is headed. let's begin with worries about the economy here and around the world. >> overseas markets are lower this morning after a drop in the dow. here with more is abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: from the opening bell, deja vu of plunging stocks. the worst day of the year on wall street with the dow dropping by more than 350 points at the close. the second consecutive day of stunning selloffs. >> people start panicking. so they sold. >> reporter: investors say the drop is largely due to of all things good news about the economy. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke announcing if the economy continues improving the central bank could soon begin winding down its stimulus program which pumps $85 billion into the market each month to keep it afloat. >> we have had training wheels on our economy quite some time now. we are getting word the training wheels are going to have to come off, slowly come off. we are going to see if we can ride this bike on our own. >> reporter: market uncertainty has had some impact, leading to mortgage rates climbing above 4% for the
says if the reform bill passes, it would boost the economy and cut the federal deficit by $200 billion in the next decade. but now there are fears it may not happen at all. our political director john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> reporter: morning, charlie. >> so what's the impact of this cbo report? >> reporter: well, i think for those who are pushing comprehensive immigration reform, it's a second big argument for them. they've been making the moral case that the immigration system has to be fixtured. now they can make an economic case that it's actually good for the economy. and critics, though, of this have seen a kind of push to get this bill rammed through. and so a lot of conservatives think that cbo is kind of tweaking the numbers here. they don't believe this will be good for the economy at all. >> john, what does it portend for the future of the immigration bill in the house when a key committee just passed a bill that would make it a federal crime to be in the united states illegally? >> reporter: the central tension to watch in this bill is between get
the economy looks like it's on the mend. so, take a look at these numbers. the economy is expected to grow by at least 3% next year. unemployment could drop as low as 6.5% by next year. it's all looking like better news. but on the flipside, interest rates are moving higher, which means that the cost of buying a home or buying even a car could go up. so, take a look at this. every time that mortgage rates go up just 1%, the cost of buying a home gets 10% more expensive. that could deter a lot of buyers. and of course, higher interest rates, they do benefit some people like savers and retirees living off bank accounts and cds. so, it's some good news for those living on a fixed income, josh. >> indeed it is. rebecca jarvis, thank you for that. >>> we're going to turn to the firefight in the west. at last check, that fast-moving wildfire north of phoenix is 0% contained. you see pictures of it there. nearly 500 homes are threatened. and another wildfire has erupted in colorado. this one southwest of denver. those hot and windy conditions are fueling the flames. sam's forecast coming up in a
of the volatility is the result of good news. the 350-point plunge comes just as the government says the economy is getting better. everything from housing to jobs, to consumer spending, all showing improvement. so, why would wall street run scared from such good news? experts say, it's all because fed chair ben bernanke, basically our country's banker in chief, now wants to take the training wheels off our economy. saying because things are looking up, it's time to dial back on trillions of dollars the fed's been pouring into the markets. >> we've had training wheels on for quite some time now. and now, we're getting word that they're going to have to come off slowly. and we have to see if we can ride this bike on our own. >> reporter: but riding without that help means the cost of borrowing money to do everything from buying a house to starting a business is going up. and that spooks the stock market. and staying on that training wheels theme, traders here on wall street aren't afraid we're going to crash into a wall when the wheels come off. what they're concerned about is things could get wo
our heritage, our hunting and fishing traditions and all the sustainable economy that comes from that on something that's speculative? it doesn't make sense from a dollars and cents standpoint. >> reporter: now, the blm is still allowing public comment on its decisions through the end of this month. jenna? jenna: a story to watch, alicia, thank you. jon: so the clock is ticking on passing immigration reform in congress. could a security surge on the border be enough to silence the critics of this bill in congress? we'll ask one of the so-called gang of eight senators who is pushing immigration reform, john mccain of arizona. >> the facts are that 11 million people live in the shadows, and they live here in de facto amnesty, and by god, they are being exploited every single day. jon: "happening now," maybe call it the border surge. two republican senators hoping that a plan to boost border security with double the agents, a 700-mile fence and the use of drones will push a bipartisan bill on immigration across the finish line in the senate and also garner the support needed in the
into the economy but with the economy recovering, there's talk the fed may soon turn off that spigot. but when, when, when? investors hoping not soon. sparking a rally yesterday with no clear answer. the dow moving up and down 1 soo points the past six sessions. today, it's b-day, all about ben bernanke. to taper or not to taper. that's the way the banks at cjl puts it. chrysler caved. it took it down to the wire but in the end, chrysler decided to recall 2.7 jeeps. the automaker resisted pressure from the government waited until just the deadline, the government could have forced the recall of all of those jeeps. the jeeps in question, the 1993 to went 03 cherokees and the 2002 to 2007 jeep liberties. chrysler still maintains they are safe but will look over the vehicles -- voluntary recall to look over the vehicles and fix anything that needs to be fixed to avoid a fire. >>> the nsa snooping controversy continues, google filed a first amendment plea against the nsa. google wants to share information with the public about secret government programs. google said its reputation and business hav
parkts do markets down 1 to 3%. this is the world reacting to the economy being well enough so they can pull back sometime next year. >> can i ask a stupid question? >> what's your stupid question. >> first of all, if the economy is doing better, and we all knew the stimulus is temporary, why is this such a surprise? >> that is a great question, because this is exactly what everyone said they thought would happen, that the fed would say stimulus is going to continue, but they would give a road map for how it would be tamped down. that's exactly what happened. the nagging worries you still see in global markets. record unemployment in europe. china's factory output is the slowest in nine months. last year china's growth was the slowest in 13 years, and there's this worry that if you have no fed in the u.s., you have no growth. look how much money the fed has been pumping into the system. you have the fed's balance sheet that has exploded and you still only have 2% growth in the u.s. if you've got china slowing and the fed pulling back at the same time, what is that going to mean for mark
falls below 6.5%. he has no fixed plan to stop purchasing the securities helping to lift the economy. even when they stop, they won't turn around and sell them, which would be bad for investors. we've had several billionaire money managers writing in to voice their continued confidence in the stock market saying this will all pass too. afterall, the economy is heading in the right direction. tr tamron, if you want to invest in the stock market right now, you're going to have to have a steel stomach. >> thank you, kayla. the news nation is also following breaking news out of the white house where president obama is about to nominate james comey to be the next head of the fbi. he's a former justice department official who helped oversee the legality of the national surveillance program under president george w. bush. if confirmed by the senate, he would replace robert mueller, who's head of the agency since september 2001. although fbi directors are limited to a single ten-year term, mueller's term was extended by the senate at the president's request. comey's nomination comes as the f
qaeda plat to stop the u.s. economy. a plot on the new york stock exchange. >> these tools have helped us. >> reporter: the fbi said that intercepted e-mail from an al qaeda leader in yemen led to this man and two other americans. they were in the initial stages of planning their attack, seven years after 9/11. >> the fbi disrupted and arrested these individuals. >> reporter: the newly-declassifieied case is 1 50 terror plots that the fbi says could not be disrupted bout the nsa spying programs. the director defended the program against criticism that they violate americans' privacy. >> i would rather be here today debating this point, than try to explain how we failed to prevent another 9/11. >> reporter: civil liberties groups say the government has gone too far and many of the still classified plots could likely have been caught another way. >> the question is not simply whether plots were disrupted. but whether to disrupt those plots we need to engage in dragnet surveillance. >> reporter: top lawmakers disagree. >> the reason we have that is to find a needle in a haystack. you can'
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